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Leaked Comic Page Shows 'Judge Dredd' in Gay Kiss, Suggests He's Coming Out


A leaked page from a new '2000 AD' comic shows Judge Dredd, the policeman from the future (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in the 1995 live action film), kissing a young man in a gay club, and teases the idea that he's coming out of the closet, the Independent reports:

Reaction to the teaser, which was released online last month, has been mixed, with some fans so hostile to the idea they have threatened to burn the comic.

A spokesman said: "We have had quite an extreme reaction. "Dredd has always been satirical, while touching on serious issues. This is another example of this."

But wait:

There is a twist in the tale, with all not being as it seems, the spokesman said. Writer Rob Williams said Dredd's sexuality - whatever it is - was buried beneath his love for the law.

He said: "Although, can you imagine what would happen if that repression ever fell away, just for an instant? Sure, Dredd could be gay.

Devoted readers will just have to wait and see. Check out the full leaked page,


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  1. Wonder which comic book hero/heroine is going to come out next?

    Posted by: SoSeriouslyY | Jan 25, 2013 11:21:40 AM

  2. Let them burn them. Then those of us who have held on to them will have their value soar.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Jan 25, 2013 11:29:52 AM

  3. From their "not all is as it seems" comments it smells like a dream sequence or a "Dredd is undercover" move or something. If so, these days "Judge Dredd" is less cutting edge than Archie Comics.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jan 25, 2013 11:33:12 AM

  4. I've always assumed Judge Dredd was a leather daddy.

    Posted by: Marco42 | Jan 25, 2013 11:40:17 AM

  5. Forget Sly, as horrible as last year's, "Dredd" was with Karl Urban, we now need a sequel with Mr. Urban playing gay Dredd!!

    Posted by: Eddy | Jan 25, 2013 12:03:28 PM

  6. Why? So tired of comic book heroes coming out. I'm fine with them the way they are.

    Posted by: MarcosD | Jan 25, 2013 12:07:23 PM

  7. You got this story so, so wrong.

    Comics Alliance already revealed that the story is about a boy whose father is killed and finds himself in an underground fetish club, devoted to fetishizing Judge Dredd. The boy comes out from the closet, and meanwhile, the real Dredd investigates the club, finding himself confronted with the cultural impact of his presence in the world he operates in: Judge Dredd in a Judge Dredd fetish club.

    The Dredd kissing the guy is probably a fetishist dressed as him, and the narrator is the boy.

    Posted by: luminum | Jan 25, 2013 12:19:02 PM

  8. Luminum has the right of it - to be fair, though, this isn't Andy's fault, it's the Independent's.

    Posted by: hadrianvii | Jan 25, 2013 12:29:00 PM

  9. The 2012 "Dred" is much better and true to the 2000AD milleu. It just was cursed with a horrifically bad marketing campaign. Carl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey were fantastic. I am going to own it on DVD.

    And this image has been my desktop wallpaper since it was leaked a month ago. :)

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jan 25, 2013 1:10:07 PM

  10. Gah! I meant The 2012 "Dredd"...

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jan 25, 2013 1:11:23 PM

  11. I don't know about coming out, but he seems severely injured in that it appears as if he can't stand up on his own. WTF?

    Are straight people doing these comics? Do they not get that in gay male relationships there is no woman? So there's no need to portray one man in a womanly way (fainting, having the vapors, etc)

    Two men stand strong, upright, confident and HAVE AT IT !!!!

    Posted by: Tre | Jan 25, 2013 11:54:01 PM

  12. Tre are you being serious?
    If so...LMFAO!
    I have seen plenty of guys get all "womanly"
    while being kissed or hugged or even while getting a drink bought for them!

    Posted by: Brandon | Jan 26, 2013 2:11:39 PM

  13. I'd get the vapors for Judge Dredd, mreow.

    Posted by: phil | Jan 27, 2013 10:02:33 PM

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